Kellie Holmstedt
Kellie Holmstedt
Year: Sr.
Hometown: North Bend, Ore.
High School: North Bend HS '07
Experience: 3L

2009-10: Had the lowest stroke-average on the team at 80.6. Named to the Big Sky All-Academic team for the third-consecutive year. Played in all seven tournaments for the Eagles, finishing as the top player on the team in five of those seven competitions. Twice recorded a season-best score of 236 at the Bulldog/Eagle Challenge (Sept. 14-15) and the Inland Cup (Sept. 21-23), where she also recorded her best finish of 23rd out of 80 golfers. Her third-round score of 76 at the Bulldog/Eagle Challenge tied her lowest round of the season. Also shot a 76 at Wyoming Cowgirl Classic (April 5-6).

2008-09: For the second-straight year, Holmstedt earned Big Sky Conference All-Academic honors. She finished ranked fourth on the team with an 80.7 average in 15 rounds, with her best round a 74 at the Price's Give ‘Em Five Intercollegiate. She was Eastern's second-highest finisher at the Big Sky Conference Championships, placing 15th among 45 players with a 19-over-par three-round total of 235 strokes (81-77-77).

2007-08: Earned All-Big Sky Conference second team accolades with a 79.04 stroke average. Finished second in the voting behind teammate Kristina Gargaro for Big Sky Freshman of the Year honors. Was one of 270 Division I golfers to be named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team for earning at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.50. Also earned Big Sky Conference All-Academic honors.  Tied for seventh at the Big Sky Conference Championship with a total score of 228 (71-78-79). Her 71 on the first day was the best score recorded at that point in the tournament. It was also a personal-best round for the freshman and is tied for the 13th-lowest ever recorded by an Eastern golfer.  She earned Big Sky Co-Golfer of the Week accolades after a third-place finish at the MDA Invitational (Sept. 24-25), which was just her second-ever tournament as a collegiate player. Her performance helped Eastern claim its first tournament title since the Eagles won the Inland Empire Intercollegiate in 2003. At the first tournament of the year, the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, she recorded Eastern's second-best individual score at the event and tied for 55th with a 234 (81-78-75).

High School: Graduated from North Bend (Ore.) HS in 2007. She was runner-up as a senior at the Oregon 4A/3A/2A/1A Championships, placing two strokes behind future Eastern teammate Kylie Ray. Holmstedt earned All-Far West League honors four times, and won the league's district title as a freshman in 2004.

Personal: Daughter of Susan Smith and Jim Holmstedt. Majoring in exercise science.

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